On April 18, presiding over a ‘Chintan Shivir’ of senior officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) here, Union Home Minister Amit Shah emphasised to develop an ecosystem for cybercrime management, modernisation of police forces, increased use of IT in the criminal justice system, land border management and coastal security issues.
Amit Shah also stressed the need for enhanced use of artificial intelligence to utilise the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) database for critical analysis of crimes, thus, making cities safer for women, children and vulnerable sections.
In the ‘Chintan Shivir’, which consisted objective of reviewing the work of the Ministry and evolving an action plan to implement Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Vision 2047”, Shah also focussed on the need to fast-track the recruitment process and said that anticipating the future vacancies recruitment should be initiated well in advance.
He said departmental Promotion Committees (DPC) meetings should be held regularly to ensure employees get timely promotions.
Amit Shah also emphasised taking various welfare measures for Central Armed Police Forces personnel, like creating healthcare facilities and improving the housing satisfaction ratio.
The Home Minister emphasised the importance of training and said that all wings of the MHA should conduct regular training.
Amit Shah suggested that MHA officials make field visits to monitor development schemes and directed to fast-track construction of fencing and roads in border areas. He emphasised the importance of sensitivity and the need to develop a personal touch among all senior officials.
He offered valuable insights on the way forward for the Ministry. The Minister exuded confidence that the discussions at the ‘Chintan Shivir’ would help better plan and coordinate these areas.
Shah asked all senior officers if they should collectively work with full dedication.
Lauding the efforts of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shah also stressed the need to make constant endeavours to “achieve the goal of making a safe and secure India.”
The discussions were held in two sessions. The ‘Chintan Shivir’ commenced with an in-depth review of the status of compliance with the instructions given by the Home Minister during an earlier discussion held with the officers of the Ministry.
Home Minister also reviewed the functioning of the MHA dashboard, Government Land Information System (GLIS), Budget Utilisation, E-Office and Special Recruitment Drive etc.
He reviewed the work of various divisions on their priorities and deliverables in the coming years, position on AatmaNirbhar Bharat, various Budget announcements and important pending issues.